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Red Bull Creation contest - We're in!
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:25:28 AM »
We've been accepted for the Red Bull Creation Contest, and our "Bullduino" is on the way.

They've got a pretty cool site up: http://creation.redbullusa.com/

Here's another hackerspace's unboxing: http://www.northstreetlabs.org/Bullduino.html

Here's some info from last year: http://i3detroit.com/wi/index.php?title=Red_Bull_Creation_2011

Here's the text of the press release: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2012/06/17/red-bull-is-sponsoring-a-makers-contest-where-you-could-win-10000/

Basically, we have until July 5th to build something awesome using the Bullduino and shoot a video of it, then the Red Bull people will be choosing 12 teams to participate in a 72 hour build that will be live streamed on the web.

Let's hear those ideas, people!


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Red Bull Creation contest - We're in!
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 03:46:25 PM »
Something tied to their core product would be awesome...
Caffeine level monitor (heart rate? Hand shaking? Blood pressure?)
Directional indicator to nearest red bull vendor / fridge
Red bull drink recipes

If you can't tie to core product, then how about extreme sports?

Play off the "red bull gives you wings"... Make it fly somehow...


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Re: Red Bull Creation contest - We're in!
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 03:33:27 PM »
Caffeine meter that then automatically dispenses a shot of redbull.


If we don't have to *use* it, have it automatically inject the redbull intravenously with a syringe pump ([size=78%]http://www.med-associates.com/products-page/syringe-pumps/single-speed-syringe-pump/[/size])


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Re: Red Bull Creation contest - We're in!
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 10:19:24 PM »
Bullduino Update:

Our Bullduino got stuck in FedEx.  Unfortunately I waited a while before inquiring, and then it's taken a couple of days of back and forth to figure out what's up.  They're working with FedEx now to see what they can do to get us a Bullduino.

In the meantime, if this is something that interests you, keep brainstorming and let's be prepared for the arrival of hardware so we can MAKE SOMETHING AWESOME!

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Re: Red Bull Creation contest - We're in!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 01:11:04 AM »
We should totally use it as the arduino to control our coke machine, then modify one of the slots to hold Red Bulls :D

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Re: Red Bull Creation contest - We're in!
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 07:03:48 AM »
We should totally use it as the arduino to control our coke machine, then modify one of the slots to hold Red Bulls :D

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Re: Red Bull Creation contest - We're in!
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 07:17:34 AM »
Toss in one of the extra RFID readers and make it auto dispense !

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Re: Red Bull Creation contest - We're in!
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 01:15:28 PM »
We should totally use it as the arduino to control our coke machine, then modify one of the slots to hold Red Bulls :D

I agree, this is epic and relevant to my interests. Also, Red Bull at the lab.

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Re: Red Bull Creation contest - We're in!
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 07:53:57 PM »
Need to make acrylic "carriers" for the smaller red bull cans to fit in the standard coke can slot.


The extra space in the carrier is for LEDs, music, lasers, etc - party in a can!

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Re: Red Bull Creation contest - We're in!
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 05:26:36 PM »
Just saw that one of the Tampa Bay groups was selected, and fedex delivered them a powered redbull drink cooler. <jealous>